Asian Studies Development Program Fifteenth Annual National Conference.
Community College of Philadelphia
Thursday, March 5th
12:30 pm, ASDP - ARCAS Directors Meeting, Center for Business and Industry (CBI), C-3-5.
6:30 pm, Reception held in the Chinese Rotunda and adjoining Egyptian Collection, University of Pennsylvania Museum. Nancy Steinhardt, Professor of Chinese Art, University of Pennsylvania, & Roger Ames, Professor of Chinese Philosophy, University of Hawaii: "The Meaning of Splendor: Chinese and Egyptian Art." (See Map / Directions, p. 20)
Friday, March 6th
Registration, Coffee, Tea etc. at 8:30 in CBI, C2
Session One: 9:00-10:15
Session 1.1 CBI, Room C2-28
Expanding Asian Studies through U. S. Department of Education Grants. Chair: Fay Beauchamp.
Featured Speaker: Christine Corey, Senior Program Officer, Department of Education
Panelists: Carolyn Kadel, Johnson County Community College, and Jim Deitrick, University of Central Arkansas
Writing a Successful Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Grant: George Brown, Slippery Rock University of PA, and Joe Overton, Kapiolani Community College
Session 1.2 CBI, Room C2-5
China's Ethnic Minorities: Reports from the 2007ASDP China Field Study. Chair: Cecilia Chien.
Biling Chen, University of Central Arkansas China's Ethnic Minorities: Incorporating 2008ASDP China Field Study into Undergraduate Classes
Suzanne Lang, Community College of Philadelphia China's Ethnic Minorities: Incorporating 2008ASDP China Field Study into Undergraduate Classes
Marilyn Lashley, Howard University China's Ethnic Minorities: Incorporating 2008ASDP China Field Study into Undergraduate
Classes Session 1.3 CBI, Room C2-3
Perspectives on Women in Asia. Chair: Armand Policicchio.
Sarah Jugler, Slippery Rock University of PA Asian Concepts of Beauty
Jessika McInturf, Slippery Rock University of PA Western Impacts on Asian Women
Justin Miller, Slippery Rock University of PA The Impacts of Foot Binding on Women in China
Friday, Session Two: 10:30-12:00
Session 2.1 CBI, Room C2-28
The Culture of the Silk Road: Representations in Art and Dance. Chair: Marthe Chandler.
Ray Olson, College of DuPage (Emeritus) The Maijishan Grottoes Along the Silk Road in China
He Zhang, William Paterson University A Study of the Sogdian Whirl Dance and Shamans Performance
Pamela Stover, University of Texas at El Paso Traveling China's Silk Road: Preserving the Past and Preparing for the Future
Albert Y. Wong, University of Texas at El Paso Traveling China's Silk Road: Preserving the Past and Preparing for the Future
Session 2.2 CBI, Room C2-5
Cross Cultural Literature. Chair: Pairat Sethbhakdi Mary Sheldon, Washburn University The Garden Image: A Key to Meaning in Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, with References to Rumi's Poetry
Shudong Chen, Johnson County Community College Narration as "De-Metaphorization" via "Environmental Imagination": A Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Approach to And the War Is Over: A Novel by Ismail Marahimin
Andrea Kempf, Johnson County Community College Chinese Fiction: A Window on the Tumultuous History of the Second Half of the Twentieth Century
Roberta E. Adams, Roger Williams University Reincarnation and Transformation in Mo Yans Life and Death are Wearing Me Out
Session 2.3 CBI, Room C2-3
Zen, Physical Reality, Monotheism and Golf. Chair: Jim Deitrick.
Joe McKeon, Central Connecticut State University The Search for a Chinese Vocabulary to Convey a Sense of Western Monotheism
Robert Feleppa, Wichita State University Is Zen 'No-Mind'Empty Mind?
Benjamin Olshin, University of the Arts, Philadelphia Some Daoist and Neo-Confucian Views on Physical Reality and Possible Modern Counterparts
Stephen J. Laumakis, University of St. Thomas An Exercise in Comparative Philosophy: Plato and Confucius on the Form of Golf--From the Ideal to the Real
Cynthia Ning, Associate Director, Center for Chinese Studies, University of Hawaii-Manoa, and Co-Director, The Confucius Institute (CI) at UHM: "Confucius Institutes and the Changing Face of Chinese Language Education." Winnet, Room S2-3.
Luncheon Plenary Session: 12:15-2:00 pm
Winnet Building, Room S2-19 Victor Mair, Professor of Chinese Literature, University of Pennsylvania, "Storytelling with Pictures in the Tang Dynasty"
Friday, Session Three: 2:15-3:30 pm
Session 3.1 CBI, Room C2-28
Negotiating Tradition and Modernity in Japanese Culture. Chair: David C. Prejsnar.
Wing-kai To, Bridgewater State College Shuji Isawa (1851-1917) and the Development of Music Curriculum and Teacher Education in Meiji Japan
Roger Dunn, Bridgewater State College Cross-Cultural Currents in the Visual Arts during the Meiji Restoration
Minae Yamamoto Savas, Bridgewater State College Crafting Motherhood in Japanese Noh Theatre
Session 3.2 CBI, Room C2-5
Teaching About Asia. Chair: Leslie Beale. Jane Shlensky, Durham Technical Community College "Every Picture Tells a Story, Baby": Teaching Asia with Narrative Art
Swasti Bhattacharyya, Buena Vista University Nonviolence, Peace, & Justice--Course Title and Pedagogical Strategies: Lessons Learned from the Women of the Brahma Vidya Mandir
Armand Policicchio, Slippery Rock University of PA Teaching of Asia in the Pennsylvania Schools, Part 1
Session 3.3 CBI, Room C2-3
Manifestations of Iconic Popular Culture in Japan & China. Chair: Chrissie Tate Reilly.
Paul Dunscomb, University of Alaska-Anchorage Tales of the Floating 'Hood and Monstrous Cute: Creating a Usable Pop Culture Past in Japan
Fay Beauchamp, Community College of Philadelphia Bodhisattvas and Fairy Godmothers to the Rescue--from the Tang Dynasty to Disney's "Cinderella."
Session 3.4 Winnet, Room S2-3
Monuments, Tourism and Memory in Asia. Chair: Howard Giskin.
Lawrence E. Butler, George Mason University Monuments and Memories of Portuguese Asia
Cecilia Chien, West Chester University of Pennsylvania Tourism in China Today: Development, Heritage, Environment, and the State
Marthe Chandler, DePauw University Incident at Stone Forest: travelers, tourists and other academics Friday, Session Four: 3:45-5:15 pm
Session 4.1 CBI Room C2-28
The Tale of Genji at One Thousand Years. Chair: Diane C. Freedman.
Diane C. Freedman, Community College of Philadelphia People soon enough will be passing on our tale: Genji Art through the Ages
Linda H. Chance, University of Pennsylvania Day of the Classic: The Tale of Genji in Cultural Pedagogy
Laura Nuffer, University of Pennsylvania Repurposing Genji: Situating a 'Timeless' Classic in the Modern Aesthetic
Masayo Kaneko, Haverford College Setouchi Jakucho and The Tale of Genji
Session 4.2 CBI, Room C2-5
Learningfrom Asian Religious and Philosophical Traditions. Chair: Joanna Crosby.
Ronnie Littlejohn, Belmont University Hidden Commensurabilities? Tu Weiming's New Confucian Political Theory and the Lockean Civil Libertarian Tradition
Jim Deitrick, University of Central Arkansas What's Karma Got to Do with It? Learning from Asian Religious and Philosophical Traditions
David Jones, Kennesaw State University Learningfrom the Chinese Classics: Why History Does (not) Matter
Session 4.3 CBI, Room C2-3
History, Politics and Strategic Relations in N.E. Asia. Chair: George Brown. Chrissie Tate Reilly, Monmouth University Perspectives on the American Occupation of Japan
Youngtae Shin, University of Central Oklahoma Benefits or Burdens?: US -Korea Security Alliance
Kazuya Fukuoka, Saint Joseph's University Public Opinion as a System of Dikes? Prime Minister Koizumi's Controversial Visits to Yasukuni War Shrine
Session 4.4 Winnet, Room S2-3
Heaven and Earth: Leaving Everyday Life for an Alternative Reality. Chair: Dennis Arjo.
Jessica Ann Sheetz-Nguyen, University of Central Oklahoma China in 1976: Two Memorial Services for Two Men Signaling Mighty Changes
Christopher Yip, Cal Poly Connecting Architecture and Transcendence: the work of Nelson Wu
Dona Cady, Middlesex Community College The Reality of Transcending the Virtual
ASDP Alumni Chapter Meeting 5:30-6:45pm
CBI, Room C2-28, All ASDP Alumni are invited to attend and to participate in this meeting.
Saturday, Session Five: 9:00-10:15 pm
Session 5.1 CBI, Room C2-28
Buddhist Visions: Tradition and Practice in Japanese Images. Chair: David C. Prejsnar.
David C. Prejsnar, Community College of Philadelphia "Buddhist Visions: Tradition and Practice in Japanese Images"
Frank L. Chance, University of Pennsylvania "Buddhist Visions: Tradition and Practice in Japanese Images"
Jeremy Sather, University of Pennsylvania "Buddhist Visions: Tradition and Practice in Japanese Images"
Session 5.2 CBI, Room C2-5
China's Economic Reforms and Identity. Chair: Albert Y. Wong.
Howard Giskin, Appalachian State University Forgetting, Remembering, and Remaking What It Means to Be Chinese
William Lowe, Howard Community College Forgetting, Remembering, and Remaking What It Means to Be Chinese
Howard Bodner, Houston Community College-Central The People's Republic of Capitalism
Session 5.3 CBI, Room C2-3
Women and Perception of the Other in European Travelogues on Asia. Chair: Kimberly Allen-Kattus.
Rachana Sachdev, Susquehanna University Do Women Matter? Ming China in Early Modern European Travelogues
Qingjun Li, Middle Tennessee State University
China Travel Narratives and the Transcultural Argument for Women's Roles in Early Modern England
Saturday, Session Six: 10:30-12:00 pm
Session 6.1 CBI, Room C2-28
Art and Its Places in Asian Spaces. Chair: Sheri Moore.
Kimberly Allen-Kattus, Northern Kentucky University Finding the Eternal in the Transitory: Contemporary Chinese Sculpture, Spatiality, Temporality, the Fourth Dimension and Beyond
Susan Clare Scott, McDaniel College The Chinoiserie Garden Pavilion and the Chinese Bridge
Mei-ling Hom, Community College of Philadelphia Contemporary Korean Ceramics
Brian Seymour, Community College of Philadelphia Constructing a Canon in the New Museums of China
Session 6.2 CBI, Room C2-5
Culture, Generations and Attitudes in Asia and the US. Chair: Linda Lindsey.
Sandy Lopez, Trident Technical College Generations: Parallels and Contrasts Between Japanese and American Age Cohorts
Debbie Dupree, Trident Technical College Generations: Parallels and Contrasts Between Japanese and American Age Cohorts
Michele Marion, Paradise Valley Community College Culture, Context, and The Koran: Afghanistan, Malaysia, and Morocco
Session 6.3 CBI, Room C2-3
Confucianism and Ethics. Chair: Ronnie Littlejohn. James VanderMey, Mid Michigan Community College Re-Forming Scholars: Inviting a Confucian Approach to Academic Ethics
Keith W. Krasemann, College of DuPage Virtuous Leadership: The Confucian Ideal as an Antidote to the Waning Trust in Government
Ronald P. Morrison, University of New England Is the Well-Governed Society Just or Benevolent?
Dennis Arjo, Johnson County Community College A Dilemma for Care Ethics and a Confucian Resolution
Luncheon Plenary Session: 12:15-2:00 pm
Winnet Building, Room S2-19, Zia Mian, Research Scientist, Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University: "Peace and Security Issues: Pakistan".
Saturday, Session Seven: 2:15-3:30 pm
Session 7.1 CBI, Room C2-28
Paranomastic Definitions, Hermeneutics and Natural Beauty. Chair: James VanderMey.
Andrew Colvin, Slippery Rock University of PA The Metaphysics of Lexicography: On the Use of Paranomastic Definitions in Classical Chinese Thought
Stephanie Theodorou, Immaculata University Neo-Confucian Heart-Mind as Progressive Hermeneutics: Zhu Xi, Husserl, and Ricouer in Conversation
David Brubaker, University of New Haven Natural Beauty and Literati Strokes: Shitao and Merleau-Ponty
Session 7.2 CBI, Room C2-5
History, Diplomacy and Development in West, Central and South Asia. Chair: George Brown.
Richard D. Keiser, Community College of Philadelphia The Origins of Contemporary Hindu Nationalism
Zhu Zhiqun, Bucknell University China's New Diplomacy in Central Asia: Motivations, strategies, and implications
Jeremy Tasch, Towson University Curse or Blessing, and to Whom? Oil Development and Transition in Azerbaijan
Session 7.3 CBI, Room C2-3
Modern Japanese Literature. Chair: Roberta Adams. Kyoko Taniguchi, Emory University The Daughterly Subjectivity of the Mother: Problematizing "Maternal" Subjectivity
Elaine Terranova, Community College of Philadelphia Two Modernist "New Women": Yosano Akiko and Edna St. Vincent Millay
Masako Nakagawa, Villanova University Kasai Zenzoos At the Lakeside: Ultimate shi-shosetsu ?
Saturday, Session Eight: 3:45-5:00 pm
Session 8.1 CBI, Room C2-28
Indian Literature: Modern and Ancient. Chair: Jane Shlensky. Carol Stein, Community College of Philadelphia Dream and darkness: images of India in three post-colonial novels
Lakshmi Gudipati, Community College of Philadelphia Ramayana: Family Values in the Demon and the Monkey Communities
Carol LaBelle, Community College of Philadelphia Ramayana: Family Values in the Demon and the Monkey Communities
Session 8.2 CBI, Room C2-5
Avian Flu Pedagogy, Music and Education. Chair: Joe McKeon.
Leslie Beale, Springfield College Sorting Out The H5N1 Avian Flu Puzzle: A Multidisciplinary, Ecological Approach
Mary Karen Solomon, Colorado Northwestern Community College Confucius, Music and Brains Today
Session 8.3 CBI, Room C2-3
Infusing, Interns, and Exploring with Students. Chair: Armand Policicchio.
Anne Xu, Austin College Infusing China into the Undergraduate Curriculum: a Case Study of an Interdisciplinary Course
Joanna Crosby, Morgan State University Internships, Service-Learning, and Study Abroad
Asian Studies Development Program, East-West Center, and Association of Regional Centers for Asian Studies
The Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) is a joint program of the University of Hawai'i and the East-West Center. It was initiated in 1990 to increase American understanding of the Asia-Pacific region through college and university faculty development. The ASDP mission is to infuse Asian content and perspectives into the core curriculum at American two-year and four-year colleges and universities through programs that help faculty expand and refine their knowledge and teaching of Asia. The co-directors of ASDP are Elizabeth Buck, at the East-West Center, and Roger T. Ames, at the University of Hawaii. Peter Hershock is ASDP Coordinator. The ASDP network now includes over 400 colleges in 49 states, with 20 schools designated as ASDP regional centers.
The East-West Center is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen relations and understanding among the peoples and nations of Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. The Center contributes to a peaceful, prosperous, and just Asia Pacific community by serving as a vigorous hub for cooperative research, education, and dialogue on critical issues of common concern to the Asia Pacific region and the United States. Funding for the Center comes from the U.S. government, with additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and the governments of the region.
The Association of Regional Centers for Asian Studies (ARCAS) is committed to promoting the study of Asia and Asian cultures in undergraduate programs at colleges and universities throughout the United States. The mission of this Association is to provide high quality programs for faculty, administrators, staff, and students at member institutions and other institutions served by the regional centers. The purpose of these programs is to enhance teaching, learning, and research in Asian studies. ARCAS organizes the annual ASDP National Conference and organizes the peer reviewed journal, East-West Connections: Review of Asian Studies.
Association of Regional Centers for Asian Studies
University of Alaska-Anchorage
Black Hawk College
University of Central Arkansas
Central Washington University
City College of San Francisco
College of DuPage Eckerd
College Johnson County Community
College University of Hawai'i Kapiolani
Kennesaw State University
Middlesex Community College
Missouri State University
Morgan State University
Paradise Valley Community College
Community College of Philadelphia
University of Redlands
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Trident Technical College
Tulsa Community College
And we would like to welcome
Portland Community College
Roger T. Ames is Professor of Philosophy, University of Hawaii. He received his doctorate from the University of London and has spent many years abroad in China and Japan studying Chinese philosophy. He has been Visiting Professor at National Taiwan University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Peking University, a fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, and has lectured extensively at various universities around the world. Professor Ames has been the recipient of many grants and awards, including the Regents' Merit and Excellence in Teaching 1990-91, and many grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Professor Ames has authored, edited, and translated some 30 books, and has written numerous book chapters and articles in professional journals. He was the subject editor for the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean entries in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Currently he continues to work on interpretive studies and explicitly "philosophical" translations of the core classical texts, taking full advantage in his research of the exciting new archaeological finds. Roger is also the Co-Director of the Asian Studies Development Program.
Victor H. Mair is Professor of Chinese Language and Literature, University of Pennsylvania. His Ph.D. is from Harvard University, 1976 and his M.Phil form the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1984. His research interests are in Sinitic etymology and lexicology, Bronze Age and Early Iron Age peoples of Eastern Central Asia, cultural aspects of Chinse Buddhism; Sino-Indian and Sino-Iranian Cultural interactions; Eurasian cultural exchange, Chinese script and language reform. His selected publications include: Hawai'i Reader in Traditional Chinese Culture, coeditor with Nancy S. Steinhardt and Paul R. Goldin (University of Hawai'i Press, 2005); An Alphabetical Index to the Hanyu Da Cidian, ed. (2003); ABC Chinese-English Comprehensive Dictionary, assoc. ed. (2003); Columbia History of Chinese Literature, ed. (2002); The Tarim Mummies: Ancient China and the Mystery of the Earliest Peoples from the West, co-author with J. P. Mallory (2000). Prizes/ Awards/Fellowships: Member, American Philisophical Society; American Council of Learned Societies, National Endowment for the Humanities; National Humanities Center; Institute for Advanced Studies (Princeton); Institute for Humanistic Studies (Kyoto); Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (Uppsala); Duke University ; University of Hong Kong.
Zia Mian is a Research Scientist in the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University, and directs the Project on Peace and Security in South Asia at the Program on Science and Global Security. His research interests include nuclear weapons and nuclear energy policy in South Asia, and issues of nuclear disarmament and peace. Previously, he has taught at Yale University and Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. He has worked at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge (Mass.), and at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad. He is Associate Editor of Science & Global Security, an international journal for peer-reviewed scientific and technical studies relating to arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation policy. In addition to his scholarly articles, he is the editor of several books and has helped make two documentary films on peace and security in South Asia. He has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Nancy S. Steinhardt is Professor of East Asian Art in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations and Curator of Chinese Art at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania. Steinhardt received her PhD in Fine Arts at Harvard in 1981.Much of Professor Steinhardt's research has focused on East Asian architecture and urban planning; but her broader research interests include problems that result from the interaction between Chinese art and that of peoples at China's borders. She is author of Chinese Traditional Architecture (1984), Chinese Imperial City Planning (1990), and Liao Architecture (1997); editor and adaptor of A History of Chinese Architecture (2002), coeditor of Hawaii Reader in Traditional Chinese Culture (2005), and has written more than 60 scholarly articles and more than 30 book reviews. She has given more than 120 public lectures or conference talks. Steinhardt has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, American Council of Learned Societies, American Philosophical Society, Graham Foundation for Advanced Study in the Fine Arts, Social Science Research Foundation, and Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation. She is a member of 12 professional organizations.